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Disclaimer: This piece is a Huffington Post column from the co-directors of Social Security Works , republished with permission Capitalizing on today's date, the Fight for $15 (i.e., 4/15) Campaign ...
by LCrawford
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 12:17 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
In Oakland, California, every McDonald's in the city but one was shut down beginning at 8:00 AM for an hour in a coordinated show of force to demand $15 and a union. All the actions then converged ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 10:56 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 10:58 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
A push for a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in Connecticut . For-...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
This is no plea for pity for corporate kingpins like Walmart and McDonald’s inundated by workers’ demands for living wages. Raises would, of course, cost these billion-dollar corporations ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 07:43 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Republicans tend to talk like there are two distinct ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 57 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 05:54 AM PDT with 80 Recommends
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 69 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
It seems Bernie has been at this -- fighting for us -- for quite a while ... Congressman Sanders grilling Greenspan. link -- Transcript to follow. Uploaded on Nov 19, 2008 -- on the Bernie ...
by jamess
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 11:45 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
When I recapture the buoyant sculpturing of humanitarian dreams of grandeur — nothing as miniscule as Reagan’s borrowed City of Light Upon a Hill, but rather a majestic, magical refuge, an ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 08:06 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Car wash workers recently won their ninth union in New York. The “carwasheros” at Vegas Auto Spa in Park Slope will also receive raises, a $1500 per person signing bonus, and a grievance ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 03:00 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
This conference for the general welfare at the University of Nebraska Omaha, which my friend John Kretzschmar organizes and conducts every year, is always exciting and inspiring. They bring ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 03:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
by Puddytat
Comment Count 62 comments on Sat Apr 11, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
When different progressive movements stick ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 103 comments on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 11:15 AM PDT with 90 Recommends
The poor are treated like criminals everywhere— ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
A Seattle restaurant chain that's an area institution is now going to become a no-tip, living-wage role model : On Wednesday, Ivar’s will raise the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 65 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 10:27 AM PDT with 74 Recommends
The next wave of what we used to call fast food strikes ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 09:35 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Doing just fine Earlier this month, Seattle Magazine put up an article posing the question "Why are so many Seattle restaurants closing lately?" After ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 09:49 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
The University of Washington announced earlier this week that it will embark on a comprehensive study of the effects of Seattle's new minimum wage law. The new law raised the minimum wage in Seattle ...
by VClib
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 08:35 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
An Arkansas woman says she was fired because she was quoted in the Washington Post saying she was ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 182 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM PDT with 266 Recommends
Chicago progressive mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is working and rallying with the Fight for 15 movement, the Chicago Teachers Union, and the Service Employees International Union for ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 03:12 AM PDT with 4 Recommends